• "Promoting the performance and appreciation of the guitar since 1985."

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  • Welcome to the CT Guitar Society

  • From Bach to Blues, Flamenco to Folk, the Society provides guitar enthusiasts with unique opportunities to hear and play the guitar in intimate settings throughout Connecticut.

    The Connecticut Guitar Society is a non-profit presenting arts organization. It is the largest organization of its kind serving the general public and classical guitarists by providing a forum for listening, learning, performing and teaching.

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  • 2018-2019 Concert Season Update

    Detailed artist information for the 2018-2019 concert season can be found below or by visiting the 2018-2019 Concert Season page. You may also download the 2018-2019 season brochure and membership form or visit the Online Store to purchase tickets, memberships or to make a donation.

  • Upcoming Concert

  • Tengyue Zhang – GFA Winner
    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    Guitar Master Series Concerts supported by the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation

  • 2:00 PM
    Windsor Arts Center
    40 Mechanic Street
    Windsor, CT 06095
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  • Photo of Tengyue Zhang

    Guitarist TY Zhang received First Prize in the Guitar Foundation of American (GFA) International Concert Artists Competition in 2017, known as the most prestigious guitar contest in the world. He has received First Prize in other top competitions as well in Austria, China, Russia and the U.S., including the GFA International Competition Senior Division, Austria’s Forum Gitarre Wien International Youth Competition, the Changsha International Guitar Competition, the 2017 Schadt String Competition, and the 2017 Alexander Frauchi International Competition in Moscow...

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  • 2018-2019 Concert Lineup

    Maria Zemantauski <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.60em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-weight:bold&quote;>Saturday, April 27, 2019</font>

    Maria Zemantauski is a nylon-string guitarist and composer whose style is most significantly influenced by the Spanish classical and flamenco repertoire. She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim. Her albums, Mrs. Laughinghouse (1997), Seeing Red (2000), Under the Lemon Tree (2005), Petty Feet & Mistletoe (2010) and the self-titled, Maria Zemantauski (2018) have received stellar reviews from music critics around the world. Maria’s programs are a dynamic blend of artistic freedom, innovation and tradition. This is not surprising [...]

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  • 2018-2019 Concert Lineup

    Maria Zemantauski <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.60em; font-family: 'Open Sans', sans-serif; font-weight:bold&quote;>Saturday, April 27, 2019</font>

    Maria Zemantauski is a nylon-string guitarist and composer whose style is most significantly influenced by the Spanish classical and flamenco repertoire. She has performed in Spain, Italy and across the continental United States to great acclaim. Her albums, Mrs. Laughinghouse (1997), Seeing Red (2000), Under the Lemon Tree (2005), Petty Feet & Mistletoe (2010) and the self-titled, Maria Zemantauski (2018) have received stellar reviews from music critics around the world. Maria’s programs are a dynamic blend of artistic freedom, innovation and tradition. This is not surprising considering that as a child, she resisted guitar lessons, telling her encouraging parents that she wanted to “discover the instrument on her own without being told what to do.” As one reviewer wrote, “Zemantauski has continually pushed the boundaries of the possible with her trusty 6-string, blending genres that have little or no business appearing on the same bill, much less in the same song. It's rarely less than electrifying to watch her do it." She believes that the expressive possibilities of the guitar are limitless and pursues her music with passion, confidence and grace. With a Masters Degree in Cultural Anthropology, she is a relentless promoter of the arts as a vital educational component and an integral part of society. She is highly regarded for combining both [...]

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